2017 Chevy Bolt Awarded IIHS Top Safety Pick
The 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is the first all-electric vehicle to earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick award this year. According to IIHS, the Bolt earned superb ratings in all five of their crash tests — (i) moderate overlap front, (ii) small overlap front, (iii) side impact, (iv) roof strength, and (v) head restraints.
Chevy Bolt IIHS Crashworthiness TestsHere are the official crash test videos via IIHS.
VIDEO: Chevrolet Bolt IIHS Moderate Overlap Front Test
VIDEO: Chevrolet Bolt IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
VIDEO: Chevrolet Bolt IIHS Side Impact Test
The car avoided collisions in IIHS track tests at 12 mph and 25 mph, and the system has a forward collision warning component that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria.
To earn a TOP SAFETY PICK award, a vehicle must have good ratings in all five crashworthiness tests and an available front crash prevention system with a superior or advanced rating. Vehicles that meet those criteria and also have good or acceptable headlights earn TOP SAFETY PICK+.The only drawback to the Bolt's IIHS test is its headlights. Apparently, they only provide fair to good visibility and produce an excessive glare for oncoming vehicle's drivers. Read more: IIHS: Chevrolet Bolt earns IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK award